The co-hosts of “The View” are expressing their thoughts on the recent allegations of domestic violence by Stormy Daniels attorney and President Trump critic Michael Avenatti. “The View” co-hosts said yesterday that “friend to the show” Michael Avenatti would be disavowed by the ABC News gab fest if domestic violence charges against him are proven to be true. “We know him, he comes on the show. It was very upsetting to hear this, very disappointing. If it proves to be true, I will disavow him. I think he should take a polygraph test just to clear the air,” co-host Joy Behar said. “I think that would help him.”
Amy Schumer has been hospitalized while struggling with severe morning sickness. The pregnant star, who is in her second trimester, posted a photo from her hospital bed while informing fans that she has been forced to cancel her Texas gig. She and hubby Chris Fischer are expecting their first child together. She told fans she feels very lucky to be pregnant, but added: “This is some bullsh*t!” Amy had previously revealed she been having a really tough pregnancy had been “puking every day.”
Hugh Grant has joined the cast of the HBO’s “The Undoing,” set to star opposite Nicole Kidman in her second limited series from “Big Little Lies” boss David E. Kelley. Grant will play Jonathan Sachs, an acclaimed pediatric oncologist, devoted husband to Grace Sachs (Kidman) and doting father, whose past undergoes scrutiny when he suddenly disappears, leading to a chain of terrible revelations for his wife. Based on the book “You Should Have Known” by Jean Hanff Korelitz, the six-episode series follows Grace in the wake of a spreading and very public disaster. Horrified by the ways in which she has failed to heed her own advice, Grace must dismantle one life and create another for her child and herself.
Natalie Portman has likened the mass shootings in America to the Vietnam War draft. In her new movie Vox Lux, the actress plays a popstar who survived a high school shooting when she was younger. And when she was sat down for an interview with USA Today days after the shooting at Borderline Bar & Grill in California, which left 12 dead, she blasted the government for not taking steps to put an end to gun violence. “I think all of us as citizens are at the sort of tipping point of saying it’s enough, it’s too much,” she said. “And it’s not possible that our government can ignore more than 12,000 people killed this year alone by other citizens. This is the Vietnam for this generation. More kids are dying in high school than in our army. That’s crazy. It’s the draft of this generation. They are being drafted to a civil war by attending school and the government’s not doing anything about it.”
Jeffrey Dean Morgan called out Armie Hammer on Tuesday for criticizing celebrities who posted memorial pictures with Stan Lee after the death of the Marvel icon. The Walking Dead star joined celebrities including Chris Hemsworth, Robert Downey Jr., Ryan Reynolds, Hugh Jackman, Millie Bobby Brown, Halle Berry and Kaley Cuoco who mourned Lee's death on Monday by sharing their favorite photos with him on social media. Hammer stirred things up on Monday when he tweeted: “So touched by all of the celebrities posting pictures of themselves with Stan Lee...No better way to commemorate an absolute legend than putting up a picture of yourself.” Morgan made a barbed response on Twitter. “Looks like you found a way to use others ways of mourning and their memories to draw some attention to yourself. You sound like a real a**hat,” Morgan tweeted in response.
Here are some details about the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. NBC will air the parade starting at 9 a.m. ET. The parade will be hosted by Today Show stars Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, and Al Roker. In addition to the TV broadcast, the show will also be live-streamed in partnership with Verizon 360 on mobile devices and YouTube to provide fans with a 360-degree view of the parade, with commentary from co-hosts Keith Habersberger of BuzzFeed and Zuri Hall from E! CBS will also cover the parade live, starting at 9 a.m. ET. Entertainment Tonight's Kevin Frazier and correspondent Keltie Knight will co-anchor the show, with several of the network's show stars, including Erich Bergen (Madam Secretary), Joe Regalbuto (Murphy Brown), and Sela Ward (FBI) stopping by.
A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, the holiday classic Peanuts cartoon, will have its annual airing this year on the night before Thanksgiving on ABC. The half-hour special will be bundled with a bonus Thanksgiving-themed Charlie Brown short, The Mayflower Voyagers, a segment from the 1988 miniseries This Is America, Charlie Brown, to fill up the whole 8 to 9 hour with Peanuts. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving airs Wednesday, Nov. 21 at 8/7c on ABC.
Jeopardy host Alex Trebek says it's a turbulent time in Hollywood with the #MeToo movement sweeping through. Though the game show host says he was never in a position to exploit his power himself, he worries about men in the industry. “When the #MeToo movement started, I had discussions with the staff during production meetings. I said, ‘My gosh, this has got to be a scary time for men,’” Trebek said. “I’m fortunate that I’ve never been in a position of power where I might be able to lord it over somebody sexually,” he added in his Vulture interview published Monday. He added that young men can be irresponsible in their conduct with women. “I said, ‘But there are guys out there — young guys are stupid in their teens.’ There’s nothing stupider than a teenage boy. They’re operating on testosterone,” he said. The movement has seen Hollywood giants like Harvey Weinstein, Louis CK, and Matt Lauer fall from their pedestals as women have accused them of sexual misconduct and abuse of power. Trebek says his dream contestant on his game show was once Kevin Spacey, who has been accused of sexual assault by at least 16 men and was fired from House of Cards following the allegations. “I used to say Kevin Spacey. He's bright, and there would be so many funny moments because of all his great impressions. But now you can't say that,” he said. He says his answer has changed to the Pope, adding “I was raised Catholic.”
Game of Thrones will premiere its eighth and final season in April. HBO announced the news in a promo video yesterday featuring important moments from the show's previous seasons. Bran Stark's (Isaac Hempstead Wright) fall at Winterfell, Cersei Lannister's (Lena Headey) walk of atonement and Jon Snow's (Kit Harington) fight at the Battle of the Bastards are among the events that have led up to Season 8. "Every battle. Every betrayal. Every risk. Every fight. Every sacrifice. E very death. All #ForTheThrone," the Game of Thrones official Twitter account posted.
Lady Gaga was evacuated from her Malibu home amid the raging Woolsey fire, but she still made time to give back to other displaced residents in need. She showed up at a Red Cross shelter at Pacific Palisades High School Sunday evening to lift the spirits of fellow evacuees. In a video, Gaga tells the crowd, "I extend my love. I know we do not know each other, but I love you. This is an emergency, but you are not alone." She encourages everyone to take advantage of the mental health counselors on site and to share their stories. "Let's keep the faith, together,” she says. Gaga reportedly spent about 90 minutes at the shelter -- taking photos, handing out gift cards and even singing to a 98-year-old woman who had been evacuated. TMZ reports that so far Gaga’s home has survived the blaze.
Former NFL quarterback and current minor league baseball player Tim Tebow will host CBS’ upcoming “Million Dollar Mile” competition series produced by LeBron James. In “Million Dollar Mile,” contestants will have the chance to win $1,000,000 every time they run the Million Dollar Mile. Standing in their way is the most challenging course ever designed and a group of elite athletes with one mission – to stop the contestants from winning the money at all costs. The series, which is currently in production in Los Angeles, does not yet have a premiere date.
Comic book genius Stan Lee, the architect of the contemporary comic book, has died at the age of 95. Lee, who revolutionized the comics by introducing human frailties in superheroes such as Spider-Man, The Fantastic Four and The Incredible Hulk, was declared dead yesterday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, according to Kirk Schenck, an attorney for Lee's daughter, J.C. Lee. As the top writer at Marvel Comics and later as its publisher, he revived the industry in the 1960s by offering the costumes and action craved by younger readers while insisting on sophisticated plots, college-level dialogue, satire, science fiction, even philosophy. Spider-Man, the Hulk and X-Men were among the Lee creations that went on to become stars of blockbuster films.
Showcase Cinemas, which operates theaters worldwide in the U.S., U.K., and Brazil, conducted a poll to find out the most popular movies, film franchises, and actors. When it came to the best movie of the last three decades, the 1994 prison escape drama “The Shawshank Redemption” was declared to be the greatest film. Shawshank boasts a 91% critic review score on Rotten Tomatoes and a 98% rating from the audience as well as a 9.3 review score on IMDB. Shawshank Redemption was nominated for seven Academy Awards in 1995 including Best Picture, Morgan Freeman as Best Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Sound Mixing, and Best Original Score. The movie also received two Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture for Freeman and Best Screenplay.
Top 10 Movies
1. The Shawshank Redemption
3. Forrest Gump
4. Jurassic Park
5. Schindler’s List
6. The Lion King
7. Die Hard
8. Pulp Fiction
9. Independence Day
The survey also named the top film franchises of the last 30 years.
1. Harry Potter
2. Lord of the Rings
3. James Bond
4. Toy Story
5. Star Wars
6. Jason Bourne
7. Pirates of the Caribbean
8. Hunger Games
10. The Avengers
The list also named the best actors of the last 30 years.
1. Tom Hanks
2. Johnny Depp
3. Morgan Freeman
4. Leonardo di Caprio
5. Liam Neeson
6. Idris Elba
7. Michael Caine
8. Tom Cruise
9. Samuel L Jackson
10. George Clooney
The list also named the best actresses of the last 30 years.
1. Judi Dench
2. Julia Roberts
3. Meryl Streep
4. Kate Winslet
5. Cameron Diaz
6. Jennifer Lawrence
7. Helena Bonham Carter
8. Angelina Jolie
9. Nicole Kidman
10. Natalie Portman
Will Smith gave a glimpse at the huge fire that is blazing in the hills near his $42 million property in Malibu. The actor said his nervous daughter Willow asked him to go and have a look outside as the Woolsey wildfire creeps closer to their home. Will gave his fans a glimpse of the conditions in an Instagram video on Friday and said: “So I'm going up to a higher place to take a look out at the fire. We're probably about 8 miles away from it. We haven't been told to evacuate just yet but Willow is nervous so she made me go outside and look make a daddy assessment.” Will panned the camera to show his property nestled in the trees before swinging it round to show the looming clouds of smoke.
Here are weekend box office figures:
1. Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch - $66 million
2. Bohemian Rhapsody - $30 million
3. Overlord - $10.1 million
4. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms - $9.5 million
5. The Girl in the Spider’s Web: A New Dragon Tattoo - $8 million
6. A Star is Born - $8 million
7. Nobody’s Fool - $6.5 million
8. Venom - $4.8 million
9. Halloween - $3.8 million
10. The Hate U Give - $2 million
Model Kate Upton welcomed her first child with husband Justin Verlander on Wednesday.
The 26-year-old, who revealed that she was pregnant in July, took to Instagram to announce the arrival of her daughter Genevieve.
“You stole my ?? the first second I met you!!” Verlander captioned a photo of him and Upton holding the newborn’s hand.
Genevieve’s birth comes just days after the couple celebrated their first wedding anniversary, with Verlander writing on Instagram that he feels “like the luckiest man in the world to have married my best friend.”
“Every day you inspire me to want to be better. You are such a strong woman but yet still so very caring,” he wrote. “You stand up for what you believe in. You are just as beautiful on the inside as you are out. You are the first thing I want to see every morning for the rest of my life.”
In the “Star Wars” franchise, the lineage of Adam Driver’s character as the son of Han Solo is a major plot point — but Driver’s fans have wildly speculated about whether he himself is a dad off-screen. Now sources tell Page Six that Driver does indeed have a 2-year-old son with wife Joanne Tucker — but, despite the fact that Driver has become a Hollywood big shot, it has somehow escaped the attention of the public. Friends of the actor and his wife say that family members have posted about Tucker’s pregnancy on their private Instagram feeds. One post was an image of Tucker with her sister, who was also pregnant at the time, and the caption “Sisters. Nearly matching everything. #babyshowerx2.”
Arnold Schwarzenegger was left shaken after an engine problem forced his British Airways (BA) flight to make a sharp descent of 1000 feet. According to The Sun, Arnold was returning home to Los Angeles on Tuesday afternoon when the flight from Heathrow Airport was forced to make a sudden descent of more than a thousand feet off the west coast of Scotland. BA quickly declared the issue an emergency and the flight returned to Heathrow where passengers, including the former Governor of California, had to circle over the capital for an hour to use up the fuel before it was given the all clear to safely land. The Sun reports that Schwarzenegger was “shaken but impressed with the professional BA crew.” Arnie and other passengers then stayed overnight at hotels before heading back to the west coast on Wednesday.
Chris Pratt and Anna Faris’ marriage was officially terminated on Wednesday. The stars announced they were separating in August 2017 after eight years of marriage, and they filed divorce documents at the same time two months later. A private judge signed off on the divorce settlement on Wednesday, meaning they are now officially divorced.
Fox News Channel was No. 1 in total viewers for Tuesday night’s midterm election coverage, when all of cable news — and most of broadcast — programming was halted for race results. Fox News even beat each of the broadcast nets outright. CNN finished first in the key news demo, however, which encompasses adults 25-54. Fox News was second by that metric, according to Nielsen. MSNBC was third in cable news’ primetime results in both main Nielsen metrics, though it fared a little better in total viewers than CNN did earlier in the evening.
A new report says actor Owen Wilson has yet to meet his newborn daughter, Lyla…born last month. The actor “refuses to meet his daughter,” a source told UsMagazine, noting the blue-eyed baby looks just like her father. “He even checked the no visitation box in court in June. He does not want to visit [and does not] want any custody of her.” Wilson’s representative did not respond to a request for comment. A representative for Wilson said to Us Weekly: “This is a private matter and it’s not appropriate to comment further.” Owen casually dated Lyla's mother Varunie Vongsvirates for five years and underwent a paternity test. While he reportedly has yet to meet his daughter, Owen is often seen with his sons, seven-year-old Robert, named after Owen's father, and four-year-old Finn.
Could we be seeing more of Walter White and Jesse Pinkman? Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan is working on a two-hour movie based on the award-winning AMC series, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter. It's not yet clear whether the film, about which very few details are known, will be released theatrically or made for TV. Also unknown is if any of its original stars, including Bryan Cranston or Aaron Paul -- who played White and Pinkman, respectively -- are involved in the new project, which Gilligan will write and possibly direct. However, production is expected to begin this month in New Mexico.
Cardi B is the new face of Reebok. As part of her partnership, Cardi B will promote the company’s ’90s-style Aztrek sneaker along with Reebok apparel, according to a press release sent on Monday.
Actress Olivia Wilde’s mother, Leslie Cockburn, fell to Virginia Republican Denver Riggleman in the state’s 5th Congressional District race. The victory put a damper on the blue wave Democrats were hoping would roll through the region yesterday. Cockburn, a former journalist and first-time candidate, made headlines over the summer for statements she made about her opponent being a fan of “bigfoot erotica.” Riggleman, meanwhile, tried to draw attention to Cockburn’s writing career — and at one point dubbed her “Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in a scarf.” More than 700,000 people live in Virginia’s 5th Congressional District, which includes Charlottesville. The seat was formerly held by Republican Tom Garrett, who announced in May that he wouldn’t be running for re-election because he was suffering from alcoholism.
George Clooney is auctioning off his Harley Davidson motorcycle for charity in honor of Veteran’s Day. The actor is among a slew of stars teaming up with eBay for Charity to benefit Home for Our Troops, a nonprofit that provides injured veterans with homes. He put his 2017 Dresser Touring Ultra Limited FLHTK Harvey Davidson up for bidding, starting at $25,000. Meanwhile, Paul Rudd is auctioning off a lunch date, Owen Wilson will play a tennis match against the highest bidder, Ben Stiller is offering a chance to sit with him courtside at a New York Knicks game, and Jake Gyllenhaal is auctioning off tickets for his upcoming off-Broadway production Sea Wall/A Life. Other participants include Conan O'Brien, Stephen Colbert, Seth Meyers and Jimmy Kimmel, all of whom have offered tickets to their respective talk shows. The Veteran's Day campaign runs until November 15. Veteran's Day is commemorated on November 11. All items up for auction can be found at eBay.com/homesforourtroops.
Alec Baldwin was arrested for assault in New York City after allegedly punching a New York man in a dispute over a parking spot on Friday where he was trying to leave his Cadillac SUV. Baldwin was arrested by members of the New York Police Department's 6th Precinct near his Greenwich Village home and released hours later to the waiting packs of cameras. After learning about the arrest the president said he wished him luck and his son Don Jr. called the actor a “piece of garbage.” The parking dispute with Wojciech Cieszkowski, 49, of Pearl River, New York, occurred on East 10th Street, near the intersection with University Place, a block east of Fifth Avenue. Baldwin lives in a multi-million dollar penthouse on the same street with his wife, Hilaria, and their four young children. Baldwin was charged with assault in the third degree, which is a misdemeanor, and harassment. A witness told DailyMail.com that Baldwin yelled, “F*** off” during the fight. “He was minding his business and all of a sudden, [Baldwin] just punched him,” the witness said. Cieszkowski was taken to a hospital to be checked out. Cieszkowski, who was driving a Saab, allegedly pulled into a spot that was being held by a relative of Baldwin, and then was punched as he got out of his car to feed the parking meter, Page Six is reporting. Both cars were ticketed when their respective owners left for the hospital and police station. Following the incident Baldwin's nanny moved his ticketed Cadillac SUV to a nearby parking garages. After moving the vehicle, Baldwin's nanny replaced it with a different Cadillac, owned by the star. After being processed, Baldwin was released from custody and left the police station.
Here are weekend box office figures:
1. Bohemian Rhapsody - $50 million
2. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms - $20 million
3. Nobody’s Fool - $14 million
4. A Star is Born - $11.1 million
5. Halloween - $11 million
6. Venom - $7.8 million
7. Smallfoot - $3.8 million
8. Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween - $3.7 million
9. Hunter Killer - $3.5 million
10. The Hate U Give - $3.4 million
Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are celebrating after getting the green light to film Bad Boys 3. The actors have been trying to turn their dreams of a third installment of the action comedy into a reality for years, and in early October, studio chiefs at Sony Pictures were said to be close to signing off on the project, 15 years after Bad Boys II hit theaters. Yesterday, Will and Martin teamed up to announce the sequel is now official. “Yo, yo, I’m telling y’all… this is crazy. Wait, just wait…,” Will teased at the start of his Instagram video, which was shot on a beach. Martin then stepped into the camera frame, as the Men in Black star excitedly declared, “It’s official, it’s official, baby! Bad Boys 3, it’s happening!” “We’re making it happen,” smiled Martin.
Dermot Mulroney will reunite with his “My Best Friend’s Wedding” co-star Julia Roberts in Amazon’s new thriller “Homecoming,” premiering today on Amazon Prime. Here's the synopsis: Good intentions. Erratic bosses. Mounting paranoia. Unforeseen consequences spiraling out of control. Heidi (Julia Roberts) works at Homecoming, a facility helping soldiers transition to civilian life. Years later she has started a new life, when the Department of Defense questions why she left Homecoming. Heidi realizes there's a whole other story behind the one she's been telling herself. Amazon Studios gave a two-season, straight-to-series order to “Homecoming.”
Entertainment Studios has set a January 11 wide release for Replicas, starring Keanu Reeves. Replicas follows neuroscientist William Foster (Reeves), an expert on re-creating the human brain for what he thinks is Alzheimer’s research. He alters his research to replicate his family after they’re killed in a car accident.
A new poll survey published Tuesday says some disagree with how NBC resolved the uproar over Megyn Kelly's remarks in defense of blackface. The survey, conducted by The Hollywood Reporter/Morning Consult a few days after Kelly argued that blackface on Halloween was "OK when I was a kid as long as you were dressing like a character,” found that nearly half of the 2,201 adults questioned felt NBC's decision to cancel "Megyn Kelly Today" was "too harsh of a consequence." Further into the survey, respondents were given a recap of the week's developments and asked how the blackface comments affected their opinion of Kelly.
Here is a breakdown of its findings:
6 percent said Kelly's comments gave them a "much more favorable" of her.
48 percent said her comments made "no difference either way."
29 percent said speculation that NBC had canceled her program gave them a "somewhat less favorable" or "much less favorable" view of the network.
In conclusion, the survey asked, "Based on what you know, which of the following statements comes closest to your view, even if neither are (sic) exactly right?"
45 percent responded that NBC canceling Kelly's program "would be too harsh of a consequence for her comments."
26 percent felt canceling "would be the appropriate consequence for her comments."
Al Roker is defending his Halloween costume after some social media users accused the weather anchor of whiteface following the Megyn Kelly scandal. The “Today” show went all-out for their Halloween broadcast yesterday, re-enacting the '80s most iconic movie scenes and paying homage to its musical icons. Roker went "Back to the Future" as Doc Brown, who was played by Christopher Lloyd. Megyn Kelly, the former host of the third hour of "Today," was missing from the festivities after defending blackface last week on her now-canceled show, which sparked mass controversy in the process. Some viewers, however, questioned why it was OK for Roker to dress up as a Caucasian character, while Kelly ultimately lost her job over her remarks. One Twitter user said: “@alroker: @megynkelly is a terrible person to even suggest that it is Ok for a white person to go as a black character for Halloween. Also @alroker: Goes as Doc brown, a white character from a movie for halloween. #Hypocrites #Whiteface." Someone else wrote on Facebook: "Megyn Kelly loses her show because she posed a question about dressing as an admired character of color if you are of Caucasian background —and yet Al Roker dresses today as a beloved character from an iconic movie who happens to be Caucasian. Is there some hypocrisy in there?" Roker used his own social media account to respond to the people who don't get why his '80s theme outfit is not an example of whiteface. "I’m going to say this one last time, but the folks who get it, understand and the ones who DON’T, won’t," he began. "I can be Doc Brown, and I wear the outfit and wig and not change my skin color. He continued: "If you’re white, you can be President Obama if you want. Just don’t color your skin!"
Cedric the Entertainer didn’t hold back in voicing his concern over the recent trend of lambasting comedians and actors over their opinions. The actor and comedian told Fox News he applauds performers like Bill Burr and Dave Chappelle for their willingness to go out on a limb with their jokes, but joked that they better have a hefty chunk of change stashed away just in case they get called out on Twitter. “I applaud those guys...Bill Burr and [Dave] Chappelle,” Cedric told Fox News at the 19th Annual Emmys Golf Classic benefiting the Television Academy Foundation in Los Angeles, Calif. on Monday. “They’re guys of mine and I appreciate their candor and their bravery and hopefully they’ve got a fund for the day it all goes wrong,” he joked. “Chappelle done spent all that $40 million – they’re gonna get you’re a**,” he continued in his off-the-cuff remarks. Cedric explained why it’s nearly impossible to escape the political conversation in a society that seemingly bridges the gap between comedy, politics and entertainment on a daily basis. “Well, the thing is the comedian is basically the orator and they have the vision of seeing society as a whole. Right now politics and the way politics gets into our lives is very infused in how we all communicate. You can’t even get around it without having to basically say I have a point of view about any of these things that come raw,” he said. “Even something as much as the violence that we’ve had in the last couple of days in the United States starts to end up being on who or what political party they belong to. I mean, a deranged individual is crazy, but a deranged individual doing it for the sake of politics is something that again, as a comedian you’re going to have to take that and however you interpret it – you’re going to make that a part of your comedy.” Cedric touched on the firings of media personalities who were terminated for offensive remarks made on television and called the trend a “slippery slope,” while recognizing that as a public figure, it’s easy for an opinion to be taken out of context. "I say let a comedian do what they do. If they want to cuss, if they want to say something that’s over the line – again, the idea that people are now being judged by one soundbite and then literally losing their jobs over it – literally losing their careers over it is a very slippery slope."
Sylvester Stallone will not face rape charges stemming from an alleged encounter in 1990 after two witnesses contradicted claims made by an unnamed woman. The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office has determined that there is insufficient evidence to arrest the actor, TMZ reported. Last December, an unnamed woman alleged that Stallone raped her 28 years ago. The actor has denied the claims. Prosecutors said that no witnesses were able to corroborate the woman's claims against Stallone. The woman filed a report last year with Santa Monica police about the incident which she says occurred during a 1990 meeting at Stallone's office. Although the 10-year statute of limitations has expired, authorities investigated her claim. Stallone, in turn, filed a complaint accusing the woman of submitting a false report against him. Stallone admitted he knew the unnamed woman and said they spent three days together in Israel while working on a movie in 1987, three years before the alleged rape. The film he referred to was likely Rambo III which was filmed in part in Jaffa, near Tel Aviv. He denied raping her but did not indicate what the nature of their relationship was. No record matching the woman's alleged claims - namely that she met with Stallone at his office in 1990 - has yet been found. She claimed Stallone raped her when she was 16 in a room at Las Vegas's Hilton hotel and that the star's bodyguard, Michael De Luca, forced her into performing things on him. The girl told police in Las Vegas about it at the time but ultimately declined to press charges. De Luca died in 2013 after being shot by California police during a traffic stop. At the time of the alleged rape, he was 27 and Stallone was 40. The teenage girl said she met the pair while staying in Las Vegas with friends.
Season 2 of “Big Little Lies” will be a family affair for Nicole Kidman. The actress, who stars and executive produces HBO’s award-winning series, revealed yesterday on “Ellen” that daughters Sunday Rose, 10, and Faith Margaret, 7, will make cameo appearances in the forthcoming season. “They were extras in ‘Big Little Lies,’ which I’ve never told anyone,” Kidman said. The new season is expected to premiere next year.
Tyler Perry is finally ready to kill Madea off. On Monday’s episode of “Bevelations,” the filmmaker and actor told “Page Six TV” co-host Bevy Smith that the last movie in the long-running franchise, “Madea Family Funeral,” will hit theaters next year. “It’s time for me to kill that old b**ch,” he joked. “I’m tired, man. I’m tired.” Asked why he was finally ready to say goodbye to a character he’s been playing for nearly 20 years, Perry replied, “I just don’t want to be her age playing her.”
Megyn Kelly was replaced by Jenna Bush Hager yesterday when Today aired a new episode of the third hour for the first time since the embattled host was ousted from the NBC morning show. She did not appear until the second half of the third hour, as the show kept the focus on the news out of Pittsburgh for much of the episode, where Savannah Guthrie was reporting for the network. There was a brief mention of the recent events at the top of the program, when Hoda Kotb, Craig Melvin and Al Roker kicked off the hour, but no mention of Kelly's name. “Today, as you know, we are starting a new chapter in the third hour of our show,” said Kotb. “And as it evolves we want you to know the entire Today family will continue to bring you informative and important stories just as we always have.”
Yesterday, Netflix released the first trailer for their upcoming documentary Dogs that will highlight the special relationships canines form with humans. The clip features footage from the series including one dog owner who journeys to Syria in order to bring his dog Zeus home and a young girl who is given a service dog in order to help with a disability. The six-part series, from executive producers Glen Zipper and Amy Berg, will also feature episodes on an Italian fisherman who uses his Labrador to help with the family business, two world-renowned dog groomers who enter into a competition in Los Angeles, a sanctuary in Costa Rica that houses thousands of dogs and an episode that examines the adoption of dogs in New York City. "I think we're just scraping the surface of what dogs can really do," a voice over says. Dogs is set to arrive on Netflix on Nov. 16. The streaming service on Twitter said that the program will make viewers laugh, cry and hug the nearest dog.
Bob Saget is returning to the America’s Funniest Videos franchise to host Videos After Dark, which will feature the videos too racy for AFV. Variety reports that Videos After Dark will air Sundays at 10/9c on ABC next year and feature more adult-oriented videos than the family-friendly America's Funniest Home Videos. The tone will be more like Saget's filthy stand-up persona than his TV dad persona, and the show will be shot with a sort of "nightclub-style feel."
Robert De Niro has issued a statement a day after he became one of the targets of a mass mail-bomb campaign last week. “I thank God no one's been hurt, and I thank the brave and resourceful security and law enforcement people for protecting us,” the actor said. “There's something more powerful than bombs, and that's your vote. People must vote.” The device addressed to De Niro was discovered early Thursday morning in New York's Tribeca neighborhood, at a building where his production company is based. New York police removed the device in a bomb-containment vehicle. De Niro was presumably targeted for the comments he made at this year's Tony Awards. He told the audience, "I’m going to say one thing, F**k Trump. It’s no longer ‘Down with Trump.’ It’s f***k Trump.”
NBC talk show anchor Megyn Kelly will not return to her daily morning television program, a network spokesperson said Friday. "Megyn Kelly Today is not returning," the spokesperson said. "Next week, the 9 a.m. hour will be hosted by other Today co-anchors." Kelly received an immense negative backlash after taking a sympathetic position to white people dressing in blackface at Halloween. "Back when I was I was a kid that was OK as long as you were dressing up as, like, a character," Kelly said on her program Tuesday. Her usually live program, before an audience and part of NBC’s Today show block of morning programming, was replaced on Thursday and Friday by pre-taped episodes.
Here are weekend box office figures:
1. Halloween - $32 million
2. A Star is Born - $14.1 million
3. Venom - $10.8 million
4. Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween - $7.5 million
5. Hunter Killer - $6.6 million
6. The Hate U Give - $5.1 million
7. First Man - $4.9 million
8. Smallfoot - $4.7 million
9. Night School - $3.2 million
10. Mid9s - $3 million
If you're not already in the holiday spirit, you're about to be because the Hallmark Channel is gearing up to kick off their packed "Countdown to Christmas" movie lineup. The Hallmark Channel and its sister network, Hallmark Movies and Mysteries, are set to break their own record with 37 new seasonal films premiering this year. Kicking things off tomorrow is “Christmas at Pemberley Manor” at 8:00 p.m. ET on Hallmark Channel.
Johnny Depp has been dropped from the Pirates of the Caribbean film franchise as Disney Studios plans a major reboot, DailyMailTV is reporting. Depp was the major lead in five Pirates movies over the past 15 years - but it appears Captain Jack Sparrow has made his final voyage on the Black Pearl. Original Pirates script writer Stuart Beattie is the first to publicly confirm that Disney Studios appears to be ditching the star as they rework the entire franchise. Depp, who has been dogged by personal dramas over the past four years, saw his last outing as Sparrow in Dead Men Tell No Tales, which became the lowest performing movie of the films. Speaking to DailyMailTV at a red carpet event in Hollywood, Beattie confirmed on camera the reboot means Depp is out as Sparrow. Nodding when it was suggested Depp was out, he said: “I think he's had a great run. Obviously, he's made that character his own and it's become the character he's most famous for now. And kids all over the world love him as that character so I think it's been great for him, it's been great for us, so I'm just very, very happy about it.”
NBC canceled “Megyn Kelly Today” in the aftermath of the host’s controversial defense of wearing blackface on Halloween, according to a report. Megyn Kelly has not been fired by the network, sources told People. “They’re contacting the staff and reassigning everyone today. Everyone’s being told that they still have a home here, but it won’t be on Megyn’s show,” an insider told the magazine. “They haven’t made an official announcement about the show, but everyone knows what it means when they’re being moved somewhere else. The show is clearly over.” The official Twitter and Facebook accounts for Kelly’s show, which typically share multiple posts daily, has not shared a new post since Wednesday morning. Kelly, who joined the network last year following her tenure with Fox News, issued a pair of apologies after her blackface comments on Tuesday’s episode of “Megyn Kelly Today” drew criticism, first in an email to her colleagues, then on air during Wednesday’s episode.
The Big Bang Theory cast continues to rake in the big bucks. Forbes has revealed that four of the top five highest-paid actors on TV this year are from the CBS comedy, which is now in its final season. Jim Parsons, who plays Sheldon, tops the list for the fourth year in a row with $26.5 million pretax in the 12 months preceding June 1, 2018. His co-star Johnny Galecki comes in second with $25 million, followed by Kunal Nayyar and Simon Helberg tied at numbers three and four with $23.5 million. Rounding out the top five is NCIS’ Mark Harmon with $19 million. The rest of the top 10 includes Modern Family actors Ed O’Neill, Eric Stonestreet, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Ty Burrell, followed by The Walking Dead’s Andrew Lincoln at number 10.
Jamie Lee Curtis is opening up about the opioid addiction that nearly destroyed her life. In a new cover story for People, she reveals that her addiction to pain pills began in the late ‘80s and lasted 10 years. “I was ahead of the curve of the opiate epidemic,” she says. “I had a 10-year run, stealing, conniving. No one knew. No one.” She says she was initially prescribed opiates after minor plastic surgery “for my hereditary puffy eyes” and soon began abusing the painkillers, even stealing pills from friends and family. Finally, in 1999, she sought help and attended her first recovery meeting. She told her husband of 33 years, Christopher Guest, about her addiction that same day. Curtis’ family has a long history of addiction. Her father, actor Tony Curtis, battled alcohol, cocaine and heroin addictions, and her half-brother Nicholas Curtis died of a heroin overdose in 1994. “I’m breaking the cycle that has basically destroyed the lives of generations in my family,” Curtis says. “Getting sober remains my single greatest accomplishment… bigger than my husband, bigger than both of my children and bigger than any work, success, failure. Anything.”
Has Khloé Kardashian finally had enough of Tristan Thompson? A source tells People that after working at repairing their relationship, after the pro basketball player was caught cheating on her six months ago -- just days before she gave birth to their daughter True -- it looks like a breakup may be in the cards. “She very much seems over Tristan,” says the insider. “Not sure how they went from fine to being apart for weeks, but Khloé is doing great.” According to the source, Khloe is focused on raising her daughter these days, noting, “It’s amazing to see what a great mom she is and how much she enjoys it. She is very much just focused on the happy things in her life. True, of course, makes her the happiest.”
Kevin Spacey’s face has been removed from a mural outside Hollywood hotspot Catch L.A. The actor, who was first accused of sexual misconduct a year ago, has been replaced by music mogul Clive Davis on the restaurant’s Wall of Fame. Spacey also lost his role on Netflix series House of Cards and he was edited out of Ridley Scott’s movie All the Money in the World shortly after the first allegations surfaced. There are multiple active investigations surrounding the claims, but the Oscar winner has not been criminally charged.
Stephen King commands monster sums for the rights to many of his works, but he’s letting a group of Welsh teens option one story for just $1. King granted the permission to students at the Blaenau Gwent Film Academy in Wales, according to Mashable. The students will pay the miniscule fee for the right to produce a film based on King’s short story “Stationary Bike,” a 2003 tale about a man who becomes so obsessed with exercise, he loses his grip on reality. “We knew already that Stephen King was excellent at supporting education establishments,” Kevin Phillips, a tutor for the students, told Mashable. “Then we came across this website where, actually, he releases many of his short stories for adaption, you know, nonprofit, of course.” The website is the Dollar Babies section of StephenKing.com. It lists works from the prolific purveyor of all things spooky that are not currently under any contract for a for-profit project. That means they’re available for film students who want to make something they could later promote and enter into film festivals without fear of copyright infringement. “If you want to be one of my dollar babies, send us your info,” King says on the site. “We pretty much emailed his secretary, Margaret, and she came back to us in 24 hours, and we told her what we wanted to do, that it’s not for profit, that our students would be making it, and she sent us a contract through which was signed by Stephen King himself,” Phillips told Mashable.
Vogue is sorry for causing any offense with Kendall Jenner's "afro" hairstyle. The magazine responded to backlash in a statement Monday after photographing Jenner with big, "puffed-out" hair for a new feature. "The image is meant to be an update of the romantic Edwardian/Gibson Girl hair which suits the period feel of the Brock Collection, and also the big hair of the '60s and the early '70s, that puffed-out, teased-out look of those eras," Vogue told E! News. "We apologize if it came across differently than intended, and we certainly did not mean to offend anyone by it," the magazine said. Vogue shared a photo of Jenner with the hairstyle Friday on Instagram. Social media users accused Vogue of cultural appropriation and questioned why the magazine didn't use model with a natural afro.
The world will have to wait a little longer for the "Wonder Woman" sequel, which will now arrive in theaters in summer 2020. Warner Bros. announced yesterday that "Wonder Woman 1984" will now open on June 5, 2020. The film starring Gal Gadot as the Amazonian superhero had been slated for a November 2019 release. Patty Jenkins is returning as director and has teased fans with tidbits about the series' time jump to the 1980s. The sequel would have been released a month after the "Joker" which is scheduled to open on Oct. 4, 2019.
Following “Halloween’s” massive success at the box-office this weekend, another slasher franchise is looking at a rebirth as Roy Lee’s Vertigo Entertainment and LeBron James’ SpringHill Entertainment are in talks to acquire the rights to a new “Friday the 13th” movie. Insiders say Victor Miller, who penned the original, regained the rights, though it took both production banners to bring back the classic horror series. Given Vertigo and SpringHill’s first look deals, Warner Bros. is expected to land the film. The studio distributed the most recent “Friday the 13th” installment in 2009. The project is still in early development – no writer or director is attached. It’s expected to feature the goalie-mask wearing mass murderer Jason Voorhees, who has been the center of the hit franchise since the 1980 original.
Julia Roberts is reluctant to star in romcoms anymore, as she believes she has too much life experience. She was the highest-paid actress for most of the 1990s, thanks to starring roles in a number of popular romantic comedies including Pretty Woman, My Best Friend’s Wedding and NottingHill. However, Julia no longer thinks she’s cut out for those kinds of parts. “Yeah, I don’t know. Unless we (play) the parents of the people that are romcom-ing,” the star explained in an interview with Entertainment Tonight. “There came a point in my career where people thought I had turned on romantic comedies, which I love them, I love to be in them, I love to watch them. But sometimes, they just don’t work at a certain point of life experience. It’s not even about age, it’s just about what people know that you know.” Julia has since taken on grittier roles in films like August: Osage County, for which she received an Oscar nomination, and Erin Brockovich, for which she won the Academy Award playing the titular role.
Pete Davidson has finally broken his silence on his recent split from Ariana Grande. The star appeared at a comedy show over the weekend where he tried to make light of his heartbreak. He co-hosted a comedy show titled “Judd & Pete for America” with Judd Apatow organized by the liberal group Swing Left, at Largo at the Coronet in West Hollywood on Saturday. While performing live on stage, his very public breakup with Grande was unavoidable. "Well, as you could tell, I don't want to be here. There's a lot going on," Davidson told the crowd. "Does anybody have any open rooms? Looking for a roommate?" "Um, I've been covering a bunch of tattoos, that's fun," Davidson said. "I'm f--king 0 for 2 in the tattoo [department]. Yeah, I'm afraid to get my mom tattooed on me, that's how bad it is." He continued: "So, obviously you know I, we [Ariana and I] broke up or whatever but when me and her first got engaged we got tattoos. And it was like in a magazine like, 'Was Pete Davidson stupid?' And 93% of it said yes," Davidson told the audience. "So my boy, he was like, 'Don't listen to that s--t man. They're literally f--king haters.' And I'm like, yeah, f--k that. I'm not stupid. And the other day we were in my kitchen and he was like, 'Yo bro. Turns out you were stupid.'"
Michelle Wolf thinks the #MeToo and Times Up movements that have taken America by storm "will never work," for two reasons. The comedian got candid about the issue during a stand-up show in Dublin, Ireland, last week with Dave Chappelle and Jon Stewart. During the same Q & A portion of the evening that spurred Chappelle to give his honest thoughts about "bipolar" Kanye West's "manic episode" in the Oval Office with President Donald Trump, the trio took turns giving their thoughts on the outpouring of sexual harassment, assault and misconduct horror stories making headlines. “There’s two reasons it will never work," Wolf said. "One is that women keep going back to things that happen to them specifically and they want damages. That’s never how any movement has worked. People have always looked forward, to be like this is what happened, we want it to be better in the future." "People are trying to get things that happened 15, 20 years ago -- someone touched their butt -- and they're like, 'I want that to be taken care of.' No, that's the culture, that's what happened," she continued. "It was sh***, but now we have to fix it for the future. It's not about your problem, it's about the collective problem." "The other reason this will never work is we’re not including men in the conversation," she said. "There was a whole society around men that said everything they were doing was okay. It wasn’t, but society accepted it ... but now we have to say if we're going to move past this, we have to give a way for men to get into it, for men to say like, ‘Yeah, I did a sh***y thing. I’m not going to do that anymore. Can we all move forward together?'"
Here are weekend box office figures:
1. Halloween - $77.5 million
2. A Star is Born - $19.3 million
3. Venom - $18.1 million
4. Goosebumps 2S: Haunted Halloween - $9.7 million
5. First Man - $8.5 million
6. The Hate U Give - $7.5 million
7. Smallfoot - $6.6 million
8. Night School - $5 million
9. Bad Times at the El Royale - $3.3 million
10. The Old Man & The Gun - $2 million
Mark Ruffalo has signed on to star as twin brothers in the upcoming HBO miniseries I Know This Much Is True. Based on the bestselling novel by Wally Lamb, I Know This Much Is True is “a family saga that follows the parallel lives of identical twin brothers in an epic story of betrayal, sacrifice, and forgiveness,” according to HBO’s official description, “set against the backdrop of 20th-century America.” Ruffalo will star as twin brothers Dominick and Thomas Birdsey, and will serve as an executive producer on the series as well.
Here’s this weekend’s NFL schedule (all times ET):
Tennessee at L.A. Chargers - 9:30 a.m.
Buffalo at Indianapolis - 1:00 p.m.
Carolina at Philadelphia - 1:00 p.m.
Cleveland at Tampa Bay - 1:00 p.m.
Detroit at Miami - 1:00 p.m.
Houston at Jacksonville - 1:00 p.m.
Minnesota at N.Y. Jets - 1:00 p.m.
New England at Chicago - 1:00 p.m.
New Orleans at Baltimore - 4:05 p.m.
Dallas at Washington - 4:25 p.m.
L.A. Rams at San Francisco - 4:25 p.m.
Cincinnati at Kansas City - 8:20 p.m.
N.Y. Giants at Atlanta - 8:15 p.m.
When Colin Kaepernick said in an instantly famous Nike commercial, “Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything,” Rihanna listened.
According to Us Weekly magazine, Rihanna turned down the opportunity to be the Super Bowl LIII halftime show because she doesn’t agree with the NFL’s treatment of Kaepernick.
Kaepernick has been an unsigned free agent since the end of the 2016 season, and that seems directly related to him kneeling during the national anthem to bring attention to social issues. Kaepernick has filed a collusion grievance against the NFL.
“The NFL and CBS really wanted Rihanna to be next year’s performer in Atlanta,” a source told Us Weekly. “They offered it to her, but she said no because of the kneeling controversy. She doesn’t agree with the NFL’s stance.”
If Us Weekly’s source is accurate, that’s quite a statement from the famous singer. It may not be “sacrificing everything” because her career is going incredibly well with or without the Super Bowl, but the Super Bowl halftime show is a unique opportunity.
The Super Bowl halftime show is an undeniable boon for practically any artist on the planet. The Super Bowl routinely is the most watched television program in the United States every year, and the NFL has turned the halftime show into a must-watch event for many.
Some of the biggest acts in the music industry, like Michael Jackson, Prince, Bruce Springsteen, U2, Katy Perry, and Bruno Mars have done the halftime show even though the performers aren’t paid. It’s just an investment in their careers — the exposure from doing a halftime show in front of that many people is priceless. There’s nothing else quite like it.
When Rihanna turned down the offer, the NFL got Maroon 5 to be its halftime show performer at the Super Bowl in Atlanta in February.
Rihanna isn’t the first to turn down Super Bowl
There was a similar story last year. Jay-Z reportedly turned down the Super Bowl halftime show and it was rumored to be in support of Kaepernick, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Rihanna doesn’t need the exposure. According to a Forbes story in April, she has sold 124 million digital singles in the United States, 10 million more than any other artist. She has money, fame and acclaim as a multiple Grammy-winning artist.
Still, it can’t be easy to say no to the Super Bowl and its 100 million-plus viewers. But, according to Us Weekly, Rihanna had a good reason.
The director of "Air Strike," featuring Chinese actress Fan Bingbing, says the film's release has been canceled in the wake of her disappearance and conviction on tax evasion charges. The World War II thriller, also starring Bruce Willis and Adrien Brody, was to have been released Oct. 26. However, director Xiao Feng posted on his Weibo miniblog yesterday that it was "time to let go" after eight years of work on the film. Chinese tax authorities this month ordered Fan and companies she represents to pay taxes and penalties totaling $130 million, ending speculation over the fate of one of the country's highest-profile entertainers three months after she disappeared from public view. State media said Fan evaded taxes by using two separate contracts for her work on "Air Strike." Fan has starred in dozens of movies and TV series in China and is best known internationally for her role as Blink in 2014's "X-Men: Days of Future Past," a cameo in the Chinese version of "Iron Man 3," and for star turns on the red carpet at Cannes as recently as May. Before her disappearance, she had been booked to star with Penelope Cruz in the Hollywood film "355." Fan posted an apology on her official Weibo account saying that she accepted the tax authorities' decision and would "try my best to overcome all difficulties and raise funds to pay back taxes and fines." "I am unworthy of the trust of the society and let down the fans who love me," she wrote in her first update of her Weibo.com microblog since June 2.
Adam Sandler is back to telling jokes in front of a live audience in a new trailer for upcoming Netflix comedy special, 100% Fresh. The clip, released on Tuesday, features Sandler returning to stand-up comedy after a long hiatus. Sandler, in addition to telling jokes and sharing real-life stories, will also be performing new original songs. "Daddy's gonna do some comedy," Sandler says in the trailer as he brings out his dog onstage during a performance. 100% Fresh is set to arrive on Netflix on Oct. 23.
It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown will air on ABC as part of its "October is Spooktacular" lineup tonight at 8/7c and again on Friday, Oct. 26th at 8/7c, with the latter airing kicking off a two-part Peanuts spectacular, including You're Not Elected, Charlie Brown immediately following the Halloween episode.
Keira Knightley has certain standards when it comes to the movies her daughter watches.
The actress ? who has a 3-year-old daughter named Edie with her husband, James Righton ? revealed on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” that she won’t let the toddler watch “Cinderella” or “The Little Mermaid.”
“‘Cinderella,’ banned,” Knightley said. “Because, you know, she waits around for a rich guy to rescue her. Don’t! Rescue yourself, obviously.”
She continued, “This is the one that I’m quite annoyed about because I really like the film, but ‘The Little Mermaid.’ I mean, the songs are great but do not give your voice up for a man. Hello?!”
Still, the actress admitted, “The Little Mermaid” decision was tough for her.
“I love ‘The Little Mermaid,’ so that one’s a little bit tricky, but I’m keeping to it,” she added.
As for which movies are permitted in the house, Knightley explained that “Finding Dory” and “Moana” are favorites.
Keira Knightley and her husband, James Righton, have a 3-year-old daughter named Edie. The actress won't let her toddler watch just any movies.
Beyond her film intake, little Edie is also apparently a big fan of the “Peppa Pig” series, which inspired one of her career aspirations.
“She did want to be a dentist, which I was super happy about because I thought, ‘You know that’s a stable career,’” Knightley explained, adding that Edie got the idea from “Peppa Pig.”
“There was a dentist episode, she wanted to be a dentist,” Knightley said.
Today, it seems her goals have shifted.
“Now she wants to a be a lion, which I think is slightly more problematic,” Knightley explained. “But she roars very well!”
Rapper Post Malone recently went “undercover” as a record store employee in a stunt to promote his new partnership with the online fundraising platform Omaze.
There was only one problem: The “disguise” consisted of just a cap and a pair of reading glasses. It’s almost like the creators took their cue from “The Princess Diaries,” “She’s All That” and “Miss Congeniality” (plus countless other films), and thought that a pair of specs could make someone invisible.
Spoiler alert: They definitely don’t.
This is literally like when Count Olaf puts a disguise on and everyone still knows it's him. Who wouldn't realize that was Post Malone??? ????
Watch Post Malone go undercover to give away a Bentley for a good cause https://blbrd.cm/4rssmg
5:21 PM - Oct 16, 2018
ur gonna put glasses and a hat on post malone and call it "undercover"?
4:00 PM - Oct 16, 2018
Replying to @omaze @PostMalone
The challenge was hard...
6:07 PM - Oct 16, 2018
Replying to @billboard
How tf do u not realize it’s post Malone?
5:02 PM - Oct 16, 2018
Im sorry but who ever thought of this needs firing this is like sending ronald mcDonald into undercover boss
?? “Post Malone goes 'undercover' in a record store prank”https://twitter.com/i/moments/1052322447368712193 …
7:27 PM - Oct 16, 2018
The rapper went undercover as a record store employee in a campaign for fundraising company Omaze, and the effectiveness of his disguise is up for debate amongst fans.
While the disguise was certainly questionable, the stunt was for a good cause. Omaze is offering the opportunity for one person to win a new Bentley convertible and drive around Los Angeles with the rapper in an effort to raise money for Folds of Honor, a nonprofit which provides scholarships to the children and spouses of fallen and disabled service members.
Lady Gaga delivered a powerful speech at the Elle Women in Hollywood awards on Monday and also broke some news about her personal life — that she’s engaged to Christian Carino.
While onstage to accept her award, the singer turned actress delivered an emotional account about what it really means being a woman in Hollywood, weaving in her own sexual assault as well as the inadequate attention paid to mental health in our country. It started with her talking about how she picked her outfit — an oversize Marc Jacobs suit — after looking at dress after dress and feeling like none of them was right.
“We are not just objects to entertain the world,” she said. “We are not simply images to bring smiles or grimaces to people’s faces. We are not members of a giant beauty pageant meant to be pit against one another for the pleasure of the public. We women in Hollywood, we are voices. We have deep thoughts and ideas and beliefs and values about the world, and we have the power to speak and be heard and fight back when we are silenced.”
Gaga said that when she put on the suit, “I began to cry. In this suit, I felt like me today. In this suit, I felt the truth of who I am well up in my gut. … As a sexual assault survivor by someone in the entertainment industry, as a woman who is still not brave enough to say his name, as a woman who lives with chronic pain, as a woman who was conditioned at a very young age to listen to what men told me to do, I decided today I wanted to take the power back. Today I wear the pants.”
Gaga said that she was resisting “the standards of Hollywood” — and the standards of “dressing to impress” to focus on something far more important: using her voice.
“After I was assaulted when I was 19, I changed forever,” she said. “Part of me shut down for many years. I didn’t tell anyone. I avoided it myself. And felt shame even still today standing in front of you. I feel shame for what happened to me. I still have days where I feel like it was my fault. After I shared what happened to me with very powerful men in this industry, nobody helped me. No one offered me guidance or a helping hand to lead me to a place where I felt justice; they didn’t even point me in the direction of the mental health assistance I was in dire need of. Those men hid because they were afraid of losing their power. And because they hid, I began to hide.”
She said that she hid until she started to “feel physical pain.” That’s when she was diagnosed with PTSD and fibromyalgia, noting they are two things “many people don’t think is even real.” She described her fibromyalgia as “essentially a cyclone … inducing a stress-induced pain. … Depression, anxiety, eating disorders, trauma — these are just a few examples of the forces that can lead to this tornado of pain.”
She urged the people in the room to help make mental health a “global priority.” Put therapists and other mental health experts in every school. “We’re not able to control all of the challenges and tragedies that life throws our way, but we can work together … to heal each other,” she said. “And we can also try to find the strength in the best way that we can to ask for help if we need it.”
While onstage accepting her award, Gaga also confirmed what has long been rumored: She is engaged to Carino. As she wrapped up her speech, she referred to the agent, who was with her for the event, as her “fiancé.” That’s the first time she has done so publicly despite its first being reported in November. The pair, who seemed happy to be in each other’s company last night, started dating in early 2017.
Gaga has kept really quiet about the romance, which started not long after her engagement to Taylor Kinney ended in 2016. Onstage during her “Joanne” tour last year, she made it clear Carino was her main man, saying how he met her backstage to make sure she was OK and then added, “The best part about being in love with someone is having them there to catch you if you fall.”
And, before giving Carino his shout-out as her “fiancé” at the end of her speech, she seemingly referenced him again while talking about the “great men in the world.”
“Let’s lift our voices,” she said. “I know we are, but let’s get louder. And not just as women. But as humans. And see that there are great men in the world. And ask them to hold our hands. For justice. That our voices be heard. Whatever our story may be. For an equal standing. We will fight for justice for women and men and those with other sexual identities. For me, this is what it means to be a woman in Hollywood. It means: I have a platform. I have a chance to make a change. I pray we listen and believe and pay closer attention to those around us to those in need.”
The Alec Baldwin Show made its debut Sunday night on ABC, where is quietly bombed in its premiere. Only 2.49 million viewers turned in according to Nielsen, managing to earn the episode an abysmal 0.4 rating. This despite the fact that Baldwin welcomed Robert De Niro as his first guest. To make matters worse, the show lost close to half of its lead-in, with Shark Tank attracting 3.68 million viewers and a 0.7 rating in the 9 p.m. hour.
Tara Reid was pulled off a flight before takeoff yesterday, according to a report. She was aboard a Delta flight from LAX to NYC when she complained about being given the wrong seat and not getting a pillow, TMZ reported. Reid thought she was seated next to the window. Flight attendants reportedly then attempted to diffuse the situation, but the pilot announced he was turning the plane around — which had already pushed back from the gate — due to a customer service issue. A rep for Reid had no comment when reached by Fox News. A spokesperson for Delta confirmed to Fox News that "Delta flight 613 from Los Angeles to New York JFK-International returned to the gate, prior to takeoff, due to a customer disturbance on board." In a video obtained by TMZ, a flight attendant was seen talking to a woman identified as Reid, telling her that he'd gather all of her belongings and meet her "right out here with the captain." Reid then was seen getting up from her seat — with a small dog in one arm — and walking down the aisle of the plane. According to the celebrity gossip site, authorities were not called since Reid complied, and she was put on an alternate flight.
Will Smith has opened up about his once-faltering marriage to Jada Pinkett. In a sneak peek for his wife's web chat show Red Table Talk, Will can be seen shedding tears as he discusses the darker times in their 21-year union. “There was a period where mommy woke up and cried 45 days straight, I started keeping a diary,” he says to their daughter Willow in the clip. “You missed some days,”' Jada interjects. “It was every morning. I think that’s the worst I've ever felt in our marriage,” Will added. “I was failing miserably.” Further on in the preview, Will is seen admitting he and his wife “don't even call ourselves married anymore,” which Jada finishes in unison, prompting shocked looks from her mother; the couple have discussed the point previously, declaring themselves more as life partners.
Another royal baby is on the way.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, are expecting a child in the spring, Kensington Palace announced on Monday.
Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the Spring of 2019. pic.twitter.com/Ut9C0RagLk
— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) October 15, 2018
The announcement comes five months after the royal couple married at Windsor Castle in England. Prince Harry, 34, is the grandson of Queen Elizabeth II; Ms. Markle, 37, is an American and a former actress.
The couple landed in Sydney on Monday morning to start a 16-day tour through Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand. Ms. Markle was photographed carrying purple binders, leading some to speculate hours before the announcement that she might have been trying to disguise physical signs of a pregnancy.
Prince Harry said last year that the couple intended to have a child soon. “Hopefully we’ll start a family in the near future,” he told BBC News in November 2017, after they announced their engagement.
The child will be seventh in line to the British throne.
And he or she will most likely produce a media spectacle, as royal babies tend to command worldwide attention.
The most recent British royal baby arrived this year, when Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth to Prince Louis, her third child with Prince William. Prince George, the couple’s eldest child, was born in 2013, and their daughter, Princess Charlotte, was born in 2015.
Prince Harry and Ms. Markle are mainly in the region for the Invictus Games, a sporting event Harry founded in 2014 that starts on Saturday and that gives sick and injured military personnel and veterans the chance to compete in various sports, including wheelchair basketball and sitting volleyball.
The duke and duchess will also take part in dozens of other public events — 76 in all. They will visit a rural Australian town struggling with drought, go to the Sydney Opera House for a celebration of its 75th anniversary, pet a koala in a Sydney zoo and meet Indigenous Australian leaders on Fraser Island, off eastern Australia.
Given the excitement about the baby, they will most likely draw even larger crowds than had been expected.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia was among many to congratulate the couple on Twitter. “What fantastic news!” he wrote. “Australia is thrilled for you both.”
A royal spokeswoman said that Doria Ragland, Ms. Markle’s mother, was “very happy about this lovely news, and she looks forward to welcoming her first grandchild.”
Here are weekend box office figures:
1. Venom - $35.7 million
2. A Star is Born - $28 million
3. First Man - $16.5 million
4. Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween - $16.2 million
5. Smallfoot - $9.3 million
6. Night School - $8 million
7. Bad Times at the El Royale - $7.2 million
8. The House with a Clock In Its Walls - $3.9 million
9. The Hate U Give - $1.7 million
10. A Simple Favor - $1.3 million
Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson have called it quits, People is reporting. They decided to end their engagement over the weekend, TMZ first reported yesterday. “It was way too much too soon,” a Grande source tells People. “It’s not shocking to anyone.” Sources close to the couple told TMZ that the decision to split was a mutual choice, as both Grande and Davidson felt the timing wasn’t right. As of yesterday evening, Grande had not deleted photos and videos of Davidson from her social media accounts, but Davidson’s accounts were no longer active. The couple’s split comes after Grande has endured a difficult few weeks as she came to terms with the loss of former boyfriend Mac Miller, who died from an apparent drug overdose on Sept. 7.
Nickelodeon has announced they have entered into an exclusive first-look deal with Kevin Hart and his production company, HartBeat Productions. Under the deal, the comedian will develop and produce live-action, scripted kids’ content for the network. “For me, Nick has always represented everything fun about being a kid, and it’s still at the forefront today of kids’ and family entertainment," Hart said in a statement. "I’ve been slimed at Kids’ Choice, won a lot of Orange Blimps and my kids are my very own built-in focus group," he added. "So I’m ready to dive in and make some next-level shows.”
Dakota Johnson is putting pregnancy rumors to rest. The actress spoke out on yesterday’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show following reports she's expecting with her boyfriend, Coldplay singer Chris Martin. "The only thing I'm pregnant with is a lot of really good ideas. But not any babies," she told Ellen. The star explained she was celebrating her birthday when paparazzi misinterpreted the decorations -- pink and blue balloons -- as a gender reveal party. "It was my birthday and there were balloons that happened to be pink and blue. So then I was pregnant?" Johnson said. "I didn't know the balloons were going to be released. They were just in an arch and I guess that accidentally happened -- one of the ends just got let go," she added.
Scarlett Johansson scored a $15 million payday for the upcoming Black Widow standalone film, The Hollywood Reporter is reporting. The salary equals what both Chris Evans earned for Captain American: Civil War and Chris Hemsworth made for Thor: Ragnarok. Several sources have reportedly confirmed Johnasson's salary to them, although Marvel is disputing the figure. “Marvel Studios disputes the accuracy of these numbers, and as a matter of policy, we never publicly disclose salaries or deal terms,” the studio said in a statement.